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9/11 Memorial and Museum (New York, NY)
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during Salute to Service, a special five-day tribute honoring veterans, active-duty members of the military and their families. From Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 12, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a series of events and special programs for veterans and their families, as well as the visiting public. Throughout our tribute, veterans will receive free museum admission. Veterans will also receive half-price museum tickets for two family members during the tribute. Ticketing for Salute to Service will be available at a dedicated ticket table at the museum entrance. Programs taking place on the memorial are weather dependent. 

Free admission will also be offered to veteran organizations participating in New York City's Veterans Day Parade. To coordinate your group visit and to confirm that your group qualifies, please email

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)
All military are invited to tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Aerospace Museum of California (McClellan, CA)
To honor all who served, we are offering free admission to ALL guests on Veterans Day! Enjoy special activities that include a crowd-favorite Open Cockpit Day, a chance to meet members of the Tuskegee Airmen local chapter, and experience our new interactive TAKE FLIGHT exhibit inside the museum.

Albany Institute for History and Art (Albany, NY)
news release
The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the galleries on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm in honor of Veterans Day.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (Nashville, TN)
All weekend, active and retired military receive 1/2 off general admission for up to 4 family members with the purchase of a Field of Honor flag. Saturday, Nov 11, all active and retired military receive free admission,

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)
Veterans and military personnel who show valid service ID receive free admission on November 11, 2017.

Bandon Historical Society Museum (Bandon, OR)
The Bandon Historical Society will be celebrating Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, with a special event at the museum. The Veterans Day event will run from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission to the museum will be free all day.

Battleship New Jersey (Camden, NJ)
The Battleship New Jersey will honor and remember all our veterans with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11am. This free ceremony will feature keynote speaker Bruce Heilman, a WWII Marine veteran and National Spokesman for The Greatest Generation Foundation. Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret), the Battleship’s Military Liaison Officer and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, will serve as MC. The ceremony will end with the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River to remember all veterans who have passed.

The Battleship will also allow vets to tour the ship that day for any donation amount. Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for a Fire Power self-guided tour for whatever donation you can make. Tours will be available from 9:30am to 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Further, the Battleship will host a Veterans Classic Car Show on the pier from noon to 3pm. Guests touring the Battleship are welcome to check out the vehicles.

Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham, AL)
All veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission on November 11 and 12.

Bucknell Bison Football (Lewisburg, PA)
On Veterans Day at 12 noon we'll offer free admission to military veterans, active duty servicemen and women and Gold Star families.

California State Parks
California State Parks honors the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.

Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, GA)
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is honoring our veterans with free admission on November 11, 2017 with valid Military ID or Form DD214. Family members of veterans will receive 50% off their general admission ticket.

CoCo Key Boston North Shore (Danvers, MA)
On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov 11th, CoCo Key Boston is offering free admission to military members and veterans!

Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and veterans qualify for 50% discount on single-day tickets or on annual passes for up to five direct dependents. Join us on Veterans Day as we honor those who serve in the military. An afternoon march and ceremony honoring America’s veterans highlights the day.

Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE)
The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce that it will offer free admission on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to all veterans and active military personnel with ID in honor of Veterans Day.

Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, IA)
Veterans receive free admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center in honor of Veterans Day!

Discovery Place
news release
All Discovery Place museums, including Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, and Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, are offering military personnel and veterans free admission on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th, 2017. You’ll need to bring your military ID. In addition, family members will receive $2 off their admission.

East Bay Regional District Park (San Francisco Bay, CA)
On Veterans Day, November 11, the East Bay Regional Park District welcomes all active and retired military personnel to our parks as guests. All active and retired military personnel receive free day-use parking, and admission at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont on Veterans Day.

Fiddle Dee Farms (Greenbrier, TN)
On Veterans Day all active and veteran military personnel will receive free admission with their ID and $2 off any family members’ general admission.

Florida State Parks
To thank all who have served and sacrificed, all Florida State Parks will grant free entry to all veterans on Veterans Day, November 11!

Gator Raceway (NW Louisianna)
Gator Raceway is offering a FREE $20 Race for all active and retired military with ID on Veterans Day. Also 1/2 price admission to our zoo at the same location at Gators & Friends.

Gift and Hobby Show (Indianapolis, IN)
Sat. November 11th is Veterans Day! All veterans and active duty military get FREE admission and free parking with ID! 

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (Green Bay, WI)
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is offering free admission for active duty military and veterans on Veterans Day.

Harley-Davidson Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
On November 10-12 from 10am - 6pm, Harley-Davidson Museum® will offer free museum entry for all active military, veterans and their families*. Harley-Davidson has always been on the front line – right next to the troops. The first American to enter Germany after World War I did so on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Learn more about H-D’s military involvement during the Military Gallery Talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop offer a military discount every day.

Hayes Presidential Library (Fremont, OH)
Veterans, active-duty military and military reserve members will receive free admission to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums on Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11. The Hayes Home and museum will be open noon to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Honest Weight Food Co-op (Albany, NY)
Free coffee and donuts for Veterans on Friday, November 10 between 8am and 4pm in honor of Veterans Day. 

Indiana State Parks
All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties and state forests on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

James Madison's Montpelier (Montepelier Station, VA)
During Veterans Day Weekend, Montpelier says "thank you" to all active/retired military guests with a free House tour and Museum Shop discount.
November 10 - 12, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kennedy Space Center (Kennedy Space Center, FL)
In honor of Veterans Day and the celebration of the one-year anniversary of the opening of Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is thanking active duty, retired and reserve men and women for their service to the United States. These military heroes will receive complimentary admission November 10 through November 12, 2017, and will save 50 percent off admission for up to three guests in their party.

Killington Resort (Killington, VT)
All active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military who visit Killington will receive a complimentary lift ticket on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day (if open for skiing and riding), plus are eligible to receive a free Killington/Pico Express Card. Just present a valid U.S. military, U.S. retired military I.D., a copy of your DD214 form (photo ID required) or discharge certificate (photo ID required) at the Snowshed or Ramshead Sales Center or K-1 Guest Services.

Knotts Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)
Active, retired and veteran U.S. military personnel may receive free admission to Knott's Berry Farm for themselves and one guest from November 1 - 16 and November 27 - December 15. Show your Military I.D card or DD214 at the Knott's Berry Farm main gate to redeem this offer. Additional Knott's Berry Farm admission tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate by active, retired or veteran US military personnel members only.

Liberty Aviation Museum (Port Clinton, OH)
news release
All veterans and active duty military members will receive free admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum on Veterans Day from 10am - 5pm.

Massachusetts State Parks
news release
Free parking at all state parks in honor of Veterans Day.

Michigan Science Center (Detroit, MI)
In honor of Veterans Day and with the generosity of the Ford Motor Company Foundation, general admission to the Michigan Science Center is free for all guests, veterans, military personnel, families & friends on Friday, November 10, 2017. Admission to our special exhibit: 1001 Inventions is also free thanks to the generous support of The Friends of 1001 Michigan.

Along with our 250+ hands-on exhibits and 1001 Inventions, there will be Color Guard & Veteran’s recognition ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Education, employment, and other resources will be available from 2pm – 8 pm. See attached document for more information - LINK. Schedule of events, participants and special guests are subject to change.

Minute Man National Historic Park (Concord, MA)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
November 11th is “Veterans’ Day” when we honor the service and sacrifice of all the brave Americans who serve or have served in our country’s military. Join park staff, volunteers and veterans at North Bridge to learn about America’s first soldiers, the minute men. Veteran volunteers will share thoughts on service, and the role of veterans in preserving our history.

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:30am to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Monticello is proud to offer U.S. military veterans complimentary admission to Monticello for Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-12, 2017.

Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)
Mount Vernon admits FREE all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on Veterans Day. 

Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
To mark Veterans Day, Mystic Seaport will offer free admission to active-duty and retired military personnel through the weekend. Free admission for any U.S. military veterans and active-duty members who visit Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11 or Sunday, November 12 with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Dependent family members visiting with the military member will receive group rate admission.

New Mexico Museum of Space History (Alamogordo, NM)
Free admission for military veterans all day in the museum.

New Mexico State Museums
news release
Eight museums across the state are thanking veterans with free admission to museums operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Participating museums include: New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, in Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the Art Museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque.

New York Historical Society (New York, NY)
Free museum admission for veterans November 10-12. In honor of Veterans Day, all visitors receive free museum admission on November 11. Join us this Veterans Day Weekend as we honor those who have served our country, both in our modern era as well as throughout American history. Through performances, talks, and programs, learn about the experiences of our nation's heroes and the challenges that many face today. Family friendly activities offer kids and their adults age-appropriate learning.

Newseum (Washington,DC)
Newseum is offering free admission to active duty and retired members of the United States military, plus one guest. The promotion will begin on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 10, and continue through Sunday, Nov. 12.

New York Historical Society (New York, NY)
FREE museum admission for military veterans November 10-12.

Northwest Trek (Eatonville, WA)
To celebrate Veterans Day, Northwest Trek is offering free admission on November 10, 11, and 12 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. 

Norwalk Historical Society Museum ((Norwalk, CT)
In honor of Veteran’s Day and the WWI Centennial, join historians Dr. Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney for a lively lecture and discussion on local contributions to World War I. From gardening, canning and food conservation to prescribing books for servicemen and veterans, there were many ways for people, old and young, to serve. Learn how Nutmeggers mobilized for the Great War, both at home and abroad, one hundred years ago. Free admission.

Old Town Trolley Tours (St. Augustine, FL)
Old Town Trolley Tours offers specials to all veterans, active duty military personnel and police officers*. Old Town Trolley Tours is teaming up with the VFW to provide our guests with remembrance poppies to remind everyone of the service and sacrifices our veterans have made to this country. This year, we’re offering free admission to the following: Old Town Trolley Tours, Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience and St. Augustine History Museum.

Oregon Day Use Recreation Sites
news release
The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Nov. 11 – 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Pacific Aviation Museum (Honolulu, HI)
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00am – Noon
Free General Admission to the entire Museum will be offered to active-duty military members, retirees, and dependents.

Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering free admission to all veterans on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11, 2017 and also on Sunday, November 12. 

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma, WA)
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 10,11 and 12 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. 

To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to the Zoo.

Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH)
Free Admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for all veterans and active military plus one guest, during the entire month of November.

Riverbanks Zoo (Columbia, SC)
Active duty and retired military personnel with a military ID card receive free admission in honor of Veterans Day.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (Santa Monica Pier, CA)​
The Aquarium will be closed 11/10 in observance of Veterans Day. We're open 11/11 with free admission for all military.

Sunset Zoo (Manhattan, KS)
On Veterans Day all guests receive free admission in honor of American Soldiers and their families.

Texas State Parks
news release
Entry fees at all Texas State Parks will be waived on November 12 in honor of both veterans and active military.

The Alamo (San Antonio, TX)
The Alamo will host free tours for all military members and veterans on Veterans Day, Sat, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The Hall at Patriot Place (Foxborough, MA)
From November 10 - 12, veterans & active military members can enjoy free admission to The Hall with proper military I.D. 

The National WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, MO)
Admission to the Museum is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, while admission for the general public is half-price all weekend (Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12).

USACE-operated recreation areas
news release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017. To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit

Washington State Parks
Washington State Parks offer free admission on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day.

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA)
Free zoo admission on Veterans Day for active duty military, veterans and their spouses.

World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA)
All active duty, reserves and retired members of the Armed Forces will receive complimentary admission to the World of Coca-Cola.

Be sure to visit Operation We Are Here's exclusive listing of organizations that offer free vacation and recreational opportunities for military veterans and their families ALL YEAR LONG! - LINK

Free boxing - Title Boxing (Plano, TX)
Free boxing classes for veterans November 1-11.

Free bowling - Gaylord Bowling Center (Gaylord, MI)
To honor our local veterans, we’re giving them FREE bowling as well as half price food and drinks from 1-8pm on Saturday, November 11th. (Must show ID.) Come on in for a good time hosted by your fellow veterans.

​Free bowling - Main Event
Saturday, Nov. 11 – Main Event is saluting our veterans and active duty military members.  
Enjoy a Free Entree + $10 FUNcard as our appreciation and thanks to you!

Free bowling - Ryan Family Amusements (South Yarmouth, MA)
Free bowling for veterans on Saturday, November 11th!

Free car wash - Brown Bear (Pacific NW)
news release
On Veterans Day, Brown Bear car wash is offering free car washes to all current or former members of the military at all of their tunnel locations across the Pacific Northwest.

Free car wash - Crew Car Wash
On Veteran's Day, November 11 we will be giving a free wash to all those who have served or are currently serving our great country. Stop by any one of our 30 locations and receive a free wash on us as we show our gratitude for your service.

Free car wash - Grace for Vets
Grace For Vets is a united front of car wash operators that provide a FREE CAR WASH to veterans & service personnel each year on November 11 to honor their past and present service to their country.

The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel.

Free dental care - Deerhaven Dental Care (Traverse City, MI)
Deerhaven Dental Care is hosting its Third Annual Veterans Free Dental Services Day, Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Free dental care - Illinois State Dental Society
Illinois dentists are offering veterans free dental care during the Veterans Day holiday. The Illinois State Dental Society is sponsoring "Illinois Dentists Salute!" with support from the Chicago Dental Society and Illinois dentists. They will offer military veterans free exams, cleanings, restorations, extractions and other dental care in hundreds of offices across the state on Nov. 10 and 11. Veterans must register online by 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Appointments will be made on one of the two days based on the veteran's schedule.

Free dental care - Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry (Los Altos, CA)
news release
PCCD will host its fifth-annual "Smiles for Troops" event all day Nov. 10, 2017. Dr. Bruce Hartley, Dr. Joseph Field, Dr. John McFarlane, Dr. Marlana Shile, and staff will perform free cleanings, fillings, crowns as well as root canals and even total smile makeovers. This year, the Mountain View dental office of Dr. Patrick McEvoy and Dr. Jennifer Lehnhardt joins "Smiles for Troops" to serve even more veterans in their community. Vets with military identification and work orders can call today to make an appointment for "Smiles for Troops."

Free dental care - Ryerson & Associates, DMD (Muscle Shoals, AL)
news release
On November 10, Dr. James Ryerson and Dr. Derek Weigand are providing a free cleaning, filling, or extraction to those who served. There is no appointment needed, but it is first come, first serve. They are doing one procedure per patient and providing a DD214, Military ID or NGB23 is required.

Free dental care - South Riding Cosmetic & Family Dentistry (South Riding, VA)
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, we will provide free dental services to veterans from 8am - 3pm, rain or shine!

Free dental care - Summit Family Dentist (Littleton, CO)
Summit Family Dentist is offering a free dentistry day for all veterans on Friday, November 10. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Free floatation therapy - Serene Dreams (Kearny, NJ)
On Tuesday, November 13, 2017 (the Monday after the holiday itself), all area service members are invited to visit Serene Dreams and enjoy complimentary 60-minute floats!

Free flu shots - American Family Care
news release
American Family Care (AFC) will offer military veterans free flu shots on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11. Veterans interested in obtaining a free flu shot on Saturday, November 11, 2017 are encouraged to visit to find their nearest AFC clinic.

Free haircut - Black Lace Hair Salon and Barber Shop (Lima, OH)
news release
Black Lace Hair Salon and Barber Shop will cut veterans' hair for free on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A proof of service is needed to get the haircut.

Free haircut - Great Clips
Stop in for a haircut at any Great Clips in the U.S. on Friday, November 11, and you’ll receive a free haircut card to gift to a veteran. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use before December 31, 2017.  

Free haircut - Hair Cuttery
news release
This Veterans Day 2017, Hair Cuttery is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

For every haircut purchased by Hair Cuttery patrons on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in the same community. To distribute the free haircut certificates, Hair Cuttery partners with veteran's organizations across the U.S., including, the American Red Cross, Operation Sacred Housing and regional Veterans Affairs offices.

Free haircut - Sports Clips
On Veterans Day, November 11, participating Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.)

Free interactive reading platform - Caribu
This November, Caribu is donating free 6-month subscriptions of our interactive reading platform to all 1.3M currently serving U.S. military in honor of Veterans Day. Caribu is a perfect tech application for our military families and this campaign aims to meet a critical need in the lives of hundreds of thousands of military families. Families can read books & draw while spending time together side-by-side or in a real-time video call.

Free lodging - (bed and breakfasts)
The Salute Our Heroes specials celebrate the active and retired military, vets and their loved ones; offering a free night of stay on Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day (Canada) – all other Salute Our Heroes room-rate specials can run year round. Please provide the innkeeper with proof of service when checking in. Finally, some much needed R&R (Rest & Recognition)!

Free lodging - B&Bs for Vets (bed and breakfasts)
Over the past few years hundreds of B&B’s and inns across the United States and Canada have offered active and retired veterans free lodging for one night on or around Veteran’s Day. This program was started by Kathleen Panek, a West Virginia Innkeeper, and was appropriately named B&Bs for Vets. This year, the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) will manage, coordinate and publicize the B&Bs for Vets program to honor our hard working military in partnership with organizations including the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII),,.’s Salute Our Military Offers, and

All innkeepers have been asked to participate in the 2015 B&Bs for Vets program by offering a Vets-PrescottPinesBandB-Prescott, AZminimum of one room for one night and totally free. Innkeepers will give their free rooms away on Tuesday November 10, 2015 or Wednesday the 11th (Veteran’s Day). Some innkeepers may offer more free nights – this will be noted in their descriptions.

All veterans and active military interested in participating in B&Bs for Vets must show proof of military service in order to qualify for free rooms. Additionally, all cancellation policies will be in effect at participating properties. Thus, vets and active military may be asked for a credit card to hold the reservation, and in the event of a no-show, the inn/B&B’s cancellation policy will apply.

Free massage - Gravity Spa (Beavercreek, OH)
November 11th, 2017, Gravity Spa and its massage therapists will be giving away their services to veterans. The entire day will be open to veterans ONLY. More details can be found on our website:

Free massage - Sandstone Therapeutic Massage (Novi, MI)
Free one hour massage on Monday, November 6 for active duty military and veterans.​

Free oil change - Meineke
news release
Veterans and active duty military members who visit any of the 225 participating Meineke locations on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, can get a free oil change. For participating locations, visit

Free oil change - Ranken Technical College (Perryville, MO)
Ranken Technical College, in partnership with Enterprise Holding, is offering FREE oil changes on Veterans Day. The event will provide oil changes and refreshments to qualified veterans. Ranken will also be awarding a $5,000 scholarship to a veteran or a family member of a veteran. Individuals are required to preregister by November 8 for an appointment time, to ensure all service parts and materials are onsite.

Free oil change - Trinity Automotive (White Bear Lake, MN)
Free oil changes for veterans/active duty members - In honor of Veteran’s Day and as our way to say Thank You to our men and women who have served our country, Trinity Automotive will be doing FREE oil changes for Veterans on November 11, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Appointments are required, please call us to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Appointments are taken on a First-com First-Served basis. 

Free pet adoption (Sacramento, CA)
In honor of those who are currently serving or have served in the military, the Sacramento SPCA is waiving the pet adoption fee for veterans and active duty military from November 8 – 12. (Closed Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.) This offer is valid for all dogs over the age of 7 months, all cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs with proof of military service. Sacramento SPCA Adoption Center: 6201 Florin Perkins Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828

Free pet adoption (San Bernadino, CA)
U.S. veterans and members of the military will be eligible for no cost pet adoptions during San Bernadino County Animal Care and Control's Pets to Vets adoption event which runs from November 5-12. 

Free photography head shot (Washington, DC)
 Free professional head shot photo for military veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. Great for your LinkedIn profile! You don't need to register or sign up, just show up on Thursday, November 9, 2017, between 9:30am and 4pm, ready for your picture day--completely free and all for you!

Free tank of gas (Huntington Beach, CA)
Nuvision Credit Union is offering free breakfast and a tank of gas to all active military and veterans on Veterans Day, November 11 from 8-10am at the Mobil Station at 16001 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach. Nuvision staff will fill up one free tank of gas, up to 20 gallons per automobile, for anyone with valid veteran or military ID.

Nuvision will also host a military breakfast at 7812 Edinger Avenue. Please RSVP for the 8:00am, 9:00am or 10:00am breakfast. 

Free transit & rides - CATA (Lansing, MI)
Veterans ride free on Saturday, November 11.

Free transit & rides - Jefferson Lines
Jefferson Lines is proud to announce free bus travel on any Jefferson Lines schedules to all active military members and veterans in honor of Veterans Day on November 11, 2017. 

Free transit & rides - LG Transit (Frederick, MD)
news release
(LG) Transit Services of Frederick County is offering free rides on all Connector and shuttle buses for valid military ID holders on Saturday, November 11th, in commemoration of Veterans Day.

Free transit & rides - Los Santos, Transit (Los Santos, San Andreas)
Veterans ride FREE on Saturday Nov. 11! Just show your valid veteran's card to any LST driver.

Free transit & rides - Metro Houston (Houston, TX)
All veterans and active duty military are invited to ride METRO or free on Satruday, November 11. METRORail, local bus, Park & Ride, and METROLift services will be free the entire day.

Free transit & rides - Omnitrans (San Bernadino, CA)
To thank and honor our veterans, Omnitrans is offering free rides to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Free transit & rides - Reliable Group LLC (Trimble, MO)
In honor of all of our service men and women, we will be offering free rides on Veterans Day November 11, 2017 (Limited to 5 miles)

Free transit & rides - RTC Southern Nevada (Southern NV)
news release
Active military and veterans can ride the bus for free on Veterans Day. Riders presenting the appropriate identification card from any state will be allowed to board for free.

Free transit & rides - Regional Transit (Sacramento, CA)
Military service men and women are invited to ride SacRT free on Veterans Day, Sat, Nov 11. Free rides will be extended to veterans, active military & reservists, as well as military family members.

Free transit & rides - South Shore Line (Michigan City, IN)
news release
All veterans are invited to ride the South Shore Line for free on Veterans Day November 10 and through the weekend of November 11-12, 2017. As train personnel walk through the train, please let them know that you are a veteran or active military personnel, and they will provide you a ride at no charge. No identification will be required.

Free watch battery replacement - The Jewelry Center (SE Wisconsin)
This Veterans Day, all military and veterans receive a free watch battery replacement at any of our locations. Tell a friend or family member - just bring your military or veteran ID card.

Free wedding gowns - Brides Across America
Brides Across America nationwide event dates November 2016.
*All brides must pre-register online

Free wills - Wills for Veterans
​The Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce Wills for Veterans, a new initiative of the FBA that began at the national level in February 2017. The Wills for Veterans Initiative is a pro bono project where FBA chapters will provide will drafting and signing services to any veterans in their local area. The FBA encourages all chapters to take part in this program on Thursday, November 9th, to coincide with Veterans Day (November 11th), although all chapters are free to hold it on another day of their choosing. 


No Greater Love movie in theaters Veterans Day weekend Nov. 10

No Greater Love shows the war through the soldiers’ eyes as they fought their way though a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and delves into the struggles many veterans face as they come home. It is a story of hope.

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Free (& discounted) restaurant meals, Veterans Day breakfast & dinner, coffee & more

It is recommended that you call ahead to see if your local restaurant is participating in these offers.

Ameristar Casino (Council Bluffs, IA)
In honor of Veterans Day, all military personnel who have served past & present may receive one free lunch buffet by presenting military ID at the Heritage Buffet.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
news release
 Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is offering a complimentary small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese to any active or former United States Armed Forces personnel on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11.

news release
Veterans and active duty military eat a free meal at Applebee's on November 11, 2017.

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
new release
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar to serve veterans and active duty military their famous pretzels free all day on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Back Yard Burgers
Back Yard Burgers  is offering its thanks to those who serve this Veteran’s Day with free Classic Burgers for the military. The offer is valid on Veteran’s Day – Saturday, Nov. 11 – for veterans and active duty service men and women in uniform or with a valid ID. Back Yard Burgers has 56 restaurants in 12 states including AL,TN, GA LA, AR, MS, MO KY NE, FL, IL and NC.

Baker's Square
Free breakfast on Veterans Day for veterans and active duty military.

Bar Louie
Bar Louie honors active and retired members of the U.S. military with a free flatbread or burger on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Beer Park Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
news release
On Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty service members who present a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Budweiser draft beer and 10 percent off their total bill. 

Belterra Casino (Florence, IN)
Free lunch buffet to veterans and military on Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

BHG Restaurants - Malone's, Harry's, Drake's
Veterans and active duty military eat free at Malone's, Harry's and Drake's from 11am-4pm on Veterans Day.

Big Boots Barbecue (Pilot Knob, MO)
news release
Big Boots Barbecue will be handing out barbecue to veterans and selling it to others on Saturday, November 11th starting at 10 o’clock next to the car wash in Pilot Knob off Highway 21. 

Black Angus Steakhouse (discount)
Black Angus Steakhouse salutes veterans and active duty military with a $9.99 top sirloin lunch on Veterans Day.

Bob Evans
Bob Evans is offering veterans and active duty military personnel the choice of one of six free meals on November 11, 2017 at all Bob Evans restaurants. The choice of select breakfast (available all day), lunch, and dinner menu items are:
  • Stack of Hotcakes (Buttermilk or Multigrain)
  • Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast
  • Country Biscuit Breakfast
  • Mini Sampler Breakfast
  • Farm Boy Sandwich
  • Country Fried Steak Dinner

Bombshells (Houston, Dallas, & Austin, TX)
Bombshells is offering free meals for veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces available Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM. 20% discount on meals for their families. Veterans are encouraged to bring a photo (ideally 8x10) in uniform which Bombshells plans to frame and permanently hang on a “Wall of Honor” in each restaurant.

Boston Market (discount)
Buy one individual meal and drink and get an individual meal free (with coupon).

Boston's on the Beach  (Delray Beach, FL)
news release
Boston’s on the Beach will be offering free meals to all service members — past or present – from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Burntwood Tavern
All veterans and active military receive a free lunch or dinner on Veterans Day 2017.

California Pizza Kitchen
news release
On Saturday, Nov. 11, California Pizza Kitchen invites veterans and active military to enjoy a complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu at all participating restaurants nationwide.

Calhoun's Restaurant
Free meal on Veterans Day.

California Pizza Kitchen
All active duty military and military veterans can enjoy a free entree at California Pizza Kitchen on Veterans Day.

Carson Valley Inn Casino - Veterans Day Free Spaghetti Feed (Minden, NV)
Veterans and active military personnel simply present your military ID for entrance, and lunch for you and your guest is on us! If you don't have your ID, just tell the host about your service to our country and we’ll welcome you anyway! 11am - 2pm

Carthage Elks Lodge
A free dinner for all military veterans will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Carthage Elks Lodge 1762. 

In honor of Veterans Day, November 11th, Cattlemens Steakhouse is inviting all active, inactive, and retired military personal to enjoy a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner.

CentraArchy restaurants (California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse '47, The Tavern at Phipps, California Roadhouse)
CentraArchy is showing its gratitude this Veterans Day, Sunday, November 12, by honoring veterans and active duty military service members with a FREE entrée. Visit *New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, Gulfstream Café or Burro Loco on Sunday, November 12, 2017 with a valid military ID or proof of service to enjoy a free entrée from the regular dinner menu (excluding AQ items, Porterhouse, alcohol and tax, dine-in).

Chicken Salad Chick
On Friday, November 10, every veteran receives a free chick meal and drink. Valid at all locations.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a special buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotion from 5:00 p.m. to close on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. BOGOs will be offered to all active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, retired military with a valid U.S. military ID and veterans with ID, at all restaurants in the US from 5:00 p.m. to close, local time. The offer is valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.

Chuck E. Cheese's
news release
This Veterans Day, Chuck E. Cheese's will thank veterans for their service by offering one free personal pizza to military veterans at all U.S. restaurants.

City of Novi Veterans Day Brunch (Novi, MI)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10am. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Veterans attend free.

Coffee Beanery
news release
Coffee Beanery would like to invite our country's veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th to enjoy a free tall cup of coffee.

Country Cookin
Country Cookin honors active, reserve, and retired military personnel on Troop Appreciation Tuesday (usually the Tuesday nearest Veteran's Day) by providing them with free meals. 

Crab Shack Caribba (Morgantown, WV)
Crab Shack Caribba invites veterans and active duty military to a free Veterans Day Fish Fry Dinner on November 11 from 4-9pm.

Cracker Barrel
news release
This Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will show its appreciation for the U.S. military by offering veterans a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert.

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This Veterans Day, Denny's is honoring America's heroes by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

Dunkin' Donuts
news release
On November 11, veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary

East Coast Wings
On Veterans Day we're honoring those who have served and those currently serving our country by offering them a free meal from a select menu.

Eat’n Park Restaurants (discount)
All active and former United States military personnel will receive a special 10% discount for the entire month of November at all Eat’n Park Restaurants. The discount applies to all guests on the active or former military personnel’s check. The discount is not valid with any other discounts or coupons; is not valid on gift card purchases or at; and ends November 30. Proof of service is required.

El Chico Mexican
Veterans and active military eat free at El Chico on Veterans Day!

El Fenix
news release
On Saturday, November 11, El Fenix invites all active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military to choose a free meal from the special Veterans Day menu.

Emporio Meatball Joint
On Veterans day, we're offering a free panini and I.C. Light to all veterans and active military in uniform or with military ID.

Famous Dave's
On Veterans Day 2017, Famous Dave's is offering former and current military personnel a free Two Meat Salute served with a cornbread muffin and your choice of one side. At participating locations.

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​Fazoli's is offering all active, inactive and retired military personnel a free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, no purchase necessary with an I.D. or in uniform. This offer will run all weekend from Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th. In addition to the Veterans Day weekend offer, Fazoli's is rolling out an ongoing year round discount program for veterans by offering 10% off any purchase with a military I.D. or in uniform.

54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse
54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse will be offering a free entrée for veterans and active duty military on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, serving American classic cuisine, is honoring active military and veterans by treating them to a free lunch or dinner entrée on Friday, November 10. Customers just need a valid form of military ID or they can wear their uniform to any Firebirds location. If you dine with family or friends on this special day, the complimentary entrée will be whichever entrée is of lesser value.

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Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Frisch's Big Boy
Frisch's Big Boy is offering up its famous Big Boy sandwich free to veterans on Veterans Day for dine in customers. The free sandwich is available all day with valid military ID or Veterans Administration ID card.

Ginger Monkey (Chandler, AZ)
news release
Ginger Monkey is thanking veterans and troops with a free TV Dinner this Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.

Golden Corral
Free dinner buffet for veterans and military personnel on November 13, 2017 from 5-9 pm.

Gold Star Chili
news release
This Veterans Day, Gold Star Chili restaurants will show our appreciation for the service of our veterans and active duty military by offering them a complimentary meal.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Green Mill honors our military on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 with a free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer is available for dine-in only and only at participating locations.

Heritage Brewing Co. (Manassas, VA)
Veterans- We want to celebrate you on Friday, Nov. 10th! Join us in the taproom from 12-10pm for a free pint + a hot dog!

Hickory Tavern (discount)
news release
Hickory Tavern, the neighborhood social gathering spot, will be offering a special menu for all veterans and active duty military on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. And as a gesture of respect and gratitude, the Tavern will extend a 50% discount on the Special Veteran’s Day Menu to all veterans and active duty military who show a military ID. This offer will be available at Hickory Tavern locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

Hollywood Park Casino (Los Angeles, CA)
Active duty and veterans will enjoy a complimentary All American breakfast & $20 free bet 11/11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Join us at Hooters on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day! All veterans and active duty military are invited to enjoy a free meal.

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Houlihan's Restaurants will honor America's veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 with a complimentary meal. While the offer may vary in some markets, Houlihan's restaurants located in the following markets will offer veterans and active-duty military a complimentary meal from a special Veterans Day menu: Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis and San Antonio, as well as the Houlihan's in Rogers, Arkansas. For the closest Houlihan's restaurant, operating hours and to confirm the Veterans Day special for your local restaurant, visit

Houlihan's (New Jersey, Long Island)
In honor of active duty and veterans, we're offering a free entree (up to $15) to servicemen & women on Veterans Day, 11/11. Dine in only. 

Many Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking veterans and military members for their service. Hy-Vee typically serves more than 80,000 veterans and their guests each year at their in-store dining facilities or restaurants. Many stores offer planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to complement the breakfast event.

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On Friday, November 10, participating IHOP restaurants will also thank veterans by offering retired and active duty military members a free stack of three Red, White & Blue pancakes or a Red, White and Blue pancake combo (depending on franchised location offer) between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM at IHOP restaurants nationwide.*

Veterans enjoy a complimentary entree at IKEA on Veterans Day.

Jack Cincinnati Casino (Cincinnati, OH)
This Veterans Day, JACK Cincinnati Casino will honor all active and retired US military personnel with a complimentary buffet. All US military personnel can redeem their complimentary buffet between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, with a valid military ID.

Jake and Dorothy's Cafe (Stephenville, TX)
Veterans receive one free meal at Jake and Dorothy's Cafe on Veterans Day... breakfast or lunch.

JJ's Red Hots
news release
JJ’s Red Hots is putting a no limits sign on its menu for our nation’s veterans and troops, with a free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouses will be welcoming veterans and active military to join us for a complimentary lunch or dinner on Veterans Day, Friday Nov. 10, 2017.

Kansas Star Casino (Mulvane, KS)
This Veterans Day, we will be offering a free lunch buffet for all veterans and active duty military personnel.

news release
From opening until 11 AM, on Wednesday, November 11, 2017, all active and retired military can receive a free sausage biscuit.

LaMar's Donuts
Veterans and active military personnel to receive a free donut and 12-ounce coffee on Saturday, November 11

Little Caesar's Pizza
news release
Little Caesars® Pizza is offering all United States Armed Forces veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m, at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.

Logan's Roadhouse
In honor of Veterans Day, we’re thanking all of our brave former and active-duty military members with an American Roadhouse Meal, on the house. Just drop in on Veterans Day with your proof of service and an appetite, and take your pick from eight great meals free of charge. Not valid in CA, NC, SC or Augusta, GA, locations.

Mama's on 39 (Huntington Beach, CA)
To celebrate Veterans Day, on Friday, November 10, 2017, all veterans will receive one free entree.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurants
On Saturday, November 11, we will honor our veterans and active duty military personnel will receive 2 free entrees..

Max & Erma's
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, veterans eat a free 3-course combo (Best Cheeseburger in America) at participating Max & Erma’s locations.

McCormick & Schmicks
news release
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will thank U.S. military veterans and Gold Star family members by offering them a complimentary lunch or dinner on Sunday, November 5.

McGrath's Fish House
Veterans and active duty military enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day.

Menchie’s is offering all active and retired military personnel their first 6 ounces FREE this Veterans Day: Saturday, November 11. To claim the offer, military members will need to present a valid military ID at the time of purchase.

Mission BBQ
Mission BBQ  is offering veterans and active duty military a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.

Nekter Juice Bar
In celebration of Veterans Day, Nékter Juice bar is giving free 16 oz Juices and Smoothies to Veterans and Active Duty Military all day long at participating locations.* We have almost 100 locations, mainly in CA, AZ, NV, TX, and CO. 

Veterans Day, Sat. Nov. 11, O'Charley's is giving away a FREE $9.99er entree to all veterans & active military to show thanks for their service! 

Olive Garden
Free entree at Olive Garden for active duty military and veterans on Veterans Day.

On the Border
news release​
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® will be continuing its Veterans Day tradition of offering a free Choose 2 or Choose 3 Combo Meal to all active and retired military members on Saturday, November 11th. More than 150 different combination choices are available all day long on Veterans Day to say "thank you" to those serving in the nation's armed forces.

Outback Steakhouse
This Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse is continuing its rich history of honoring military members, thanking them with a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on November 11. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Ovation Brands restaurants
news release
Old Country Buffet®, Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Country Buffet® - and Furr's Fresh Buffet® are saluting veterans with two days of discounts in honor of Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Veterans Day), veterans may enjoy the standing military discount offered at the restaurants, and on Monday, November 13, 2017, veterans may eat for free. Offers valid at participating restaurants.  

Pala Casino (Northern San Diego County, CA))
Join us this Saturday for our Veterans Day Buffet! All veterans receive one free buffet with Military ID.

Panera Bread (Long Island, NY)
news release
Veterans and active members of the military will be treated to a free breakfast sandwich at participating Panera Bread locations on Nov. 11.

Phil Stefani Restaurants - Riva Crabhouse,Tuscany (Chicago, IL)
Phil Stefani restaurants Riva Crab House on Navy Pier, Tuscany on Taylor Street, Tuscany in Wheeling and Tuscany in Oak Brook are offering our nation’s veterans a huge discount on Saturday, Nov. 11. Active duty or military veterans with ID will receive a free lunch or dinner entree valued up to $40! Reservations are recommended and this offer applies to dine-in guests only.

Red Lobster
news release
To thank veterans, active duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Red Robin
Red Robin is inviting all veterans and active duty military members to enjoy a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.  

Rib Crib
On Veterans Day all veterans and active-duty military eat free at participating locations.

Rock & Brews
On Veterans Day, November 11, Rock & Brews is offering veterans, active military personnel and first responders a complimentary pulled pork sandwich. Participating locations.

Romano's Macaroni Grill
As a heart felt thank you to all those who have served, Romano’s Macaroni Grill will offer a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée this Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th at all of its 93 locations in the United States. All veterans and active military can enjoy this complimentary meal simply by presenting military ID or proof of service.

Ruby's Diner
news release
All veterans and active duty members of the military are invited to enjoy a Ruby’s adult entrée on the house on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at participating locations. The complimentary meal options include a Two Eggs Combo Breakfast with a choice of thick-cut bacon, turkey bacon, lean country ham, club sausage links, veggie sausage or turkey sausage (available until 11:30 a.m.); or the Classic Ruby Burger topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, RubySauce and choice of double thick American cheese, Swiss, cheddar, bleu cheese, pepper jack or low-fat American cheese (available open to close).

Ruby Tuesday
news release
Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans, active duty and reserve service members a free appetizer on Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, Salty’s is giving away a slice of Salty’s famous White Chocolate Mousse Cake and a $20 gift certificate for a return visit, when veterans show their service card.

Shari's Cafe and Pies
news release
Shari's Café and Pies is offering a salute to our military with a free pancake breakfast for all current and former military on Veterans Day, November 11th. Valid at all 94 Shari's Café and Pies locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Shoneys is offering all veterans and active duty military a free all you can eat breakfast bar on November 11, 2017.

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Sizzler is once again offering veterans and active-duty members of the United States military a free lunch on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Spaghetti Warehouse (discount)
Friday - Sunday, November 10-12, 2017, buy one and get one free (of equal or lesser value) for Veterans Day. Coupon required.

Starbucks is offering veterans, active duty service members and spouses a free tall hot brewed coffee on 11/11 for Veterans Day! 

Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans and active duty service members a free lunch on
Saturday, November 11, 2017. Choose one of ten entrees and a choice of any soft drink, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee.

news release
TGI Fridays is offering veterans and active duty military a free lunch at participating locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Greene Turtle
news release
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille will again be offering a free Veterans Day meal this year! All military veterans and active duty personnel are invited to dine free at The Greene Turtle on Saturday, November 11. Choose any item from their regular menu with a value up to $12.00. Available all day long for lunch or dinner. Offer valid on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at participating locations. 

The Islander Bar and Grille (Middleburg Heights, OH)
All veterans get a free meal on Saturday, November 11th.

The Landings at Reed Station Crossing (Carbondale, IL)
On November 11 from 7-10am, The Landings at Reed Station Crossing would like to honor our local veterans for their service with a free, delicious breakfast! We would love for you, your family and your friends to join us as we celebrate our HEROES! Non veteran meals are $3.00

White Castle
Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo #1-6 on Veterans Day at White Castle.

All veterans and active duty military receive a free chili dog, small fries, and a small Pepsi on Veterans Day at participating locations.

Wood Grill Buffet (Hesperia, CA)
All veterans and active duty military are invited to Wood Grill Buffet on Saturday, November 11, 2017, for a free breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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On Veteran's Day, Yogurtology will offer, for free, 5 ounces of frozen yogurt to each veteran or active military personnel member who visits one of their participating locations.

Your Pie (Charlotte, NC)
Your Pie will be offering veterans & active military members a free pizza on 11/11!


Veterans Day 2017 giveaways and contests

Rempfker Construction
Roof For Vets is exactly as it sounds. One deserving and needed roof will go to a veteran this November. Simply nominate someone you know or yourself. Winner will be announced Nobember 11.

Sleep Number

Nominate a Neighbor who has supported your military family for a chance for them to win a Sleep Number bed!

What is a Blue Star Neighbor? A member of the nonmilitary (civilian) community who has gone above and beyond to support a service member or their family…and they don’t have to live next door!

The promotion entry period begins at 9:00AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time on October
6, 2017 and ends at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on November 15, 2017

Westgate Resorts
For the seventh year, Westgate Resorts and CEO David Siegel are proud to continue the company tradition of honoring our U.S. military personnel and their families by giving away 1,500 free vacations. Starting Friday, November 10, 2017, at 9 AM EST, the first 1,500 eligible service members who complete the online military application form will receive a complimentary vacation to Westgate's Honored Heroes Weekend in either Orlando, Florida, or Las Vegas, Nevada!

Check back on November 10th at 9 AM EST to reserve your vacation.

Once all vacations have been given away, we'll extend a 25% discount off our best rates. This offer will only be available on November 10, 2017.

The Great Big Book Giveaway by Operation We Are Here
Click HERE to learn more and to enter to win!
This giveaway is for military families, veteran families, and military supporters.


Veterans Day 2017 discounts
Veterans and active duty military get a 15% discount storewide (this is additional savings, on top of already discounted prices).

Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES)
Exciting news! Beginning Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, online military exchange shopping privileges will be extended to all honorably discharged veterans of the military.

Nov. 5 – 16 – In honor of Veterans Day, Dell will offer the military community 15% off Dell and Alienware PCs.

Dollar General
Veterans and active duty military and immediate family members get 11% off total purchase at Dollar General on Veterans Day. Restrictions may apply.

Food Lion
news release
Food Lion offers 10% discount for active and retired Military personnel on Veterans Day.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Golden Nugget Atlantic City celebrates our veterans on Friday, November 10. Simply show your military ID for 20% off:
  • Restaurants: Lillie's Asian Cuisine, Grotto, Michael Patrick's & The Buffet
  • Spa & Salon: Any 50 or 80 minute treatment
  • Retail: Style & Trend, 1946, Tint, Cool Jeans, d'Oro, The Signature Shoppe & Essentials

Must show valid Military ID at purchase for eligibility. Retail discount not valid on sale items, tobacco, alcohol or comp purchases. Dining offer not valid with any other offer or LSC points and does not include alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Discount valid on Friday, November 11, 2017. Management reserves all rights to change or cancel at any time.

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Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, today announced a fare sale for Veterans Day that gives customers 15 percent off their fare on trips to any of Greyhound's 3,800 destinations. Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 13, customers can get the discount on travel between Nov. 11 and Dec. 13, by simply using the promo code PRESS15 at checkout when they book their travel on

Medical Scrubs Collection
As Veteran’s Day approaches, here at Medical Scrubs Collection we are honoring this special day commemorating the heroic acts of those who served our country with great bravery and sacrifice by offering special site wide savings. Starting November 8th we are running a promotion on all of our medical scrubs and nursing uniforms which will run through next week Tuesday, November 14th. We are offering 20% off all orders over $99 with promo code USA20, and 25% off orders over $150 with usage of the promo code USA25. This discount applies to all shoppers and does not require a veteran’s ID.

Meineke thanks our military for their service! Oct. 14 - Nov. 24 up to 45% off Select Total Car Care Services.

Red Roof
Red Roof is offering any active duty or retired military members 40 percent off their room rate when they book on between November 1 and November 22 with its Home for the Holidays Discount—and that discount is good for stays through the end of February 2018. The brand is also offering 1,000 free nights to military members and their families through the Military Ticket Program.

Red, White & Bruised
Primal Fight Promotions LLC will hold a veteran-themed Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, “Red, White & Bruised”, at Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City on January 6, 2018*. (*event rescheduled from the day before Veterans Day)

Sleep Number
SAVE on selected Sleep Number® mattresses. Offer valid 10/29/17 through 11/19/17. Redeemable in store, via live chat, or by calling 1-888-411-2188. Offer valid to current and past military personnel.

Target is proud to offer a Veterans Day military discount from Nov. 7-11, 2017. All active duty military, veterans and their spouse and/or dependent children are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on purchases in store and on (some exclusions apply; discount via single-use coupon).

Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us
news release
Customers with a valid military identification card will receive 15% off in-store purchases* from Saturday, November 4 through Saturday, November 11.

Tractor Supply Co.
This Veterans Day, customers with a valid military ID or proof of service will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase at Tractor Supply.

To honor the sacrifices and bravery of Americans who served in the armed forces, Walgreens is offering a Veterans Day 20-percent discount to all veterans and military personnel. On Saturday, Nov. 11, customers with a Walgreens Balance® Rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service will receive 20 percent off regular price eligible store items* at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.


Veterans Day events & initiatives

America's Parade (New York, NY)
America's Parade is our country's largest celebration of service. Produced by the United War Veterans Council, it carries on the traditions of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, offering the public the opportunity to show their support for those who serve on our nation's most visible stage.  (Click HERE for a listing of other parades across the country!)

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) Veterans Day Weekend Writing Workshop (Williamsburg, VA)
Join us from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, November 11th and again on Sunday, November 12th from 10AM - 4 PM for two ASAP Writing Workshops led by Joseph Bathanti. The sessions will be held at the College of William & Mary's Mason School of Business.

Team Red, White and Blue Veterans Day Clay Shoot (Velpen, IN)
Team RWB Jasper / Ferdinand along with OFS Brands is holding a free Veterans Day Clay Shoot for local veterans and their families on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. EST at OFS Cool Springs, 9412 Indiana 64, Velpen.

Team Red, White and Blue Veterans Day WOD (Workout of the Day) with Veterans
WOD for Warriors is held yearly on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans in a meaningful way within their own communities.

Veterans Day National Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Veterans Day promotions, freebies and more - 2018 info coming soon!
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             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

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  • Christian encouragement
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  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
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  Military children, teens
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Best of 2016


(see also - LINK)
See also...

The BEST LISTING of books for military families & supporters. Includes the BEST NEW BOOKS for 2016! - LINK

Listing of Veterans Day books for kids - LINK

Listing of Memorial Day books for kids - LINK

Listing of books about military working dogs - LINK

Listing of books about the military for kids - LINK

Listing of Bibles and devotionals for U.S. military, veterans and spouses - LINK
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Operation We Are Here book giveaway for military families, veteran families, and military supporters.
Operation We Are Here book giveaway for military families, veteran families, and military supporters.